The American Information Resource Center (AIRC) is located in the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow. Its mission is to provide timely, reliable and comprehensive information on U.S. foreign policy, economic and trade issues, U.S. domestic issues and American society and culture.
AIRC’s monthly publication: Zoom in on America. American Information Resource Center at the US Consulate in Krakow publishes a monthly on-line newsletter for the learners of English Zoom in on America, where you can find articles and photos presenting a variety of issues connected with American life, tradition, culture and nature. There is an activity page including grammar and vocabulary exercises as well as a glossary. Zoom contests offer a chance to win albums and books about the United States. Become our subscriber and you will receive an e-mail informing you that a new issue is available on-line or, if you want, we will send you the issue in the pdf format as an attachment to an e-mail.
Read the present and past issues (since 2004): http://www.usinfo.pl/zoom
The AIRC’s audience includes local government officials, political parties, journalists, researchers, academics, business leaders and others with a professional interest in the United States. Information can be provided in the following areas:
- Government agencies and institutions
- Foreign and domestic economic policy and relations
- Political and legislative development
- International relations, defense and security issues
- Human rights and the democratic process
- Environmental, social and educational issues
- Cultural life and history
AIRC Resources On-line:
Databases available by appointment (please phone +48 12 424 5148 or +48 12 424 5143), except Tuesday 1:00-4:30 (public hours)
- Virtual Library (Collection of over 40 databases)
Books: Reference Collection:
Reference texts with specialized titles on the American political system, legislation, history and culture.
Documentary movies about politics, history, culture and international issues.